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Help Stop School and Youth Violence – Do the Write Thing

Help Stop School and Youth Violence – Do the Write Thing
At a conference on after school programming, I listened to a parent from the west side of Chicago tell the audience about a time she averted a tragedy in a gymnasium filled with youth. A boy was about to pull a gun, and the parent had no choice but to call upon rival gang leaders... Read more »

Get Outside! Get to a Park- Win a Trip from KaBOOM!

Get Outside! Get to a Park- Win a Trip from KaBOOM!
I love this picture. It has been shared and passed around Facebook- but it says it all! Leave the tech toys behind and enjoy the outdoors while you can! Let’s face it– the best reasons to be a Chicagoan are our sports and our summers! The summer season is too short to stay inside. We... Read more »

What Inspires You?

When was the last time you were truly inspired?  When did someone or something motivate you to action, spark your emotions, or awaken you, causing you to think in a different way? Can’t remember? Not surprising. In the busy routine of our work-a-day lives, inspiration seems elusive and all too rare. In the wood paneled... Read more »
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